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Karolina Badzmierowska
@karolinabadz
badzmiek@tcd.ie
Emma Clarke
@Clarke__Emma
clarkee8@tcd.ie
Crowdsourcing a DH project
...
What
is
crowdsourcing?
Wikipedia entry for
“Crowdsourcing”:
● 902 editors
● 1802 revisions
● edits made by the top
10% of editors: 745
(41.3%)
● ...
● a monster map of
Britain's trees
● GOAL: to record the
trees near you and to
find out how they
benefit the local
environ...
Its aim is to engage the public
in the online transcription
of original and unstudied manuscript papers
written by Jeremy ...
collecting all the names
of places and features in
Wales from the Ordnance
Survey’s six-inch to a mile
maps of c. 1900
htt...
https://www.zooniverse.org/
The Zooniverse is home to the Internet's
largest, most popular and most successful
citizen sci...
200,000 publicly owned oil
paintings online
Each painting will be tagged
many times by members of
the public, and algorith...
Letters of 1916 project
Project launched on 27 September 2013
Timespan of the letters:
1 Nov 1915 - 31 Oct 1916
Historical...
How many people do you
think work on the Letters
1916 project?
● fear of the unknown
● copyright issues
● cost / lack of resources for
digitisation
● planning their own 1916 project
How did the Letters of 1916 Project
get from its launch (27 Sept 2013)
to where it is today?
Amy Sample Ward
“Who is the crowd?”
If projects in this area wish to have
‘impact’, as well as be impacted
upon, they need to reach out and
recognize that the...
Put a mechanism
in place for your
contributors to
talk to each other,
as well as to you
(Dunn)
Philip Costello retired in
2012, having completed 40
years in the Public Service.
He is married to Catherine
and they have...
A good crowdsourcing project should build any
necessary data validation into the project (Ridge)
Kapin, Allyson, and Amy Sample Ward. Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to
Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to ...
Karolina Badzmierowska
@karolinabadz
badzmiek@tcd.ie
Emma Clarke
@Clarke__Emma
clarkee8@tcd.ie
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Lecture given with Emma Clarke at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture 2014/2015
EN7073: Theory and Practice of Digital Humanities
Crowdsourcing the digital humanites

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Crowdsourcing digital humanities

  1. 1. Karolina Badzmierowska @karolinabadz badzmiek@tcd.ie Emma Clarke @Clarke__Emma clarkee8@tcd.ie Crowdsourcing a DH project M.Phil in DH – TCD 1 October 2014
  2. 2. What is crowdsourcing?
  3. 3. Wikipedia entry for “Crowdsourcing”: ● 902 editors ● 1802 revisions ● edits made by the top 10% of editors: 745 (41.3%) ● page viewed 50685 times in the last 30 days
  4. 4. ● a monster map of Britain's trees ● GOAL: to record the trees near you and to find out how they benefit the local environment ● 48,612 trees ● records from public records and citizen foresters http://www.treezilla.org/
  5. 5. Its aim is to engage the public in the online transcription of original and unstudied manuscript papers written by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the great philosopher and reformer. http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/ • Benthamometer for progress update • Hall of Fame and Top Contributors
  6. 6. collecting all the names of places and features in Wales from the Ordnance Survey’s six-inch to a mile maps of c. 1900 http://www.cymru1900wales.org/ “(...) there is here a huge potential to tap into local knowledge and memory”
  7. 7. https://www.zooniverse.org/ The Zooniverse is home to the Internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects
  8. 8. 200,000 publicly owned oil paintings online Each painting will be tagged many times by members of the public, and algorithms behind the scenes will calculate which tags are likely to be the most accurate http://tagger.thepcf.org.uk/
  9. 9. Letters of 1916 project Project launched on 27 September 2013 Timespan of the letters: 1 Nov 1915 - 31 Oct 1916 Historical significance in the “Decade of Centenaries (2012 - 2022)”
  10. 10. How many people do you think work on the Letters 1916 project?
  11. 11. ● fear of the unknown ● copyright issues ● cost / lack of resources for digitisation ● planning their own 1916 project
  12. 12. How did the Letters of 1916 Project get from its launch (27 Sept 2013) to where it is today?
  13. 13. Amy Sample Ward “Who is the crowd?”
  14. 14. If projects in this area wish to have ‘impact’, as well as be impacted upon, they need to reach out and recognize that the public wish to be collaborated with. (Dunn)
  15. 15. Put a mechanism in place for your contributors to talk to each other, as well as to you (Dunn)
  16. 16. Philip Costello retired in 2012, having completed 40 years in the Public Service. He is married to Catherine and they have four children and two grandchildren. Since his retirement he has been volunteering at various festivals in Dublin, as well as the Letters 1916 Project. Super-Phil
  17. 17. A good crowdsourcing project should build any necessary data validation into the project (Ridge)
  18. 18. Kapin, Allyson, and Amy Sample Ward. Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage Your Community. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  19. 19. Karolina Badzmierowska @karolinabadz badzmiek@tcd.ie Emma Clarke @Clarke__Emma clarkee8@tcd.ie

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